Firefighters and police from both Atlanta and DeKalb responded to the golf course. All of those injured were alert while being taken to local hospitals for treatment, Campos said. They were released Saturday night, authorities said.
Atlanta police identified the six people hurt in the incident as Ryan Murphy, 19, Sunny Kim, 39, Lindsay Wood, 12, Rex Wood, 13, David Wood, 53, and William Kramer, 46.
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In a statement Sunday, PGA officials said the safety and well-being of fans and players is the highest priority, “and we were with those being treated until they were released from area hospitals.”
“We are deeply grateful that the injuries were not more serious, and we’re proud of the collective efforts of the on-site team to quickly care for our fans during this frightening incident,” officials said.
Authorities assessed the pine tree that was struck by lightning and determined it to be safe, PGA officials said. The organization also replaced several pieces of ShotLink equipment that were damaged by the lightning, officials said.
The incident caused the third round of the Tour Championship to be suspended Saturday. Play resumed at 8 a.m. Sunday.